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Zeszyty Naukowe Instytutu Gospodarki Surowcami Mineralnymi Polskiej Akademii Nauk – The Bulletin of The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Editor-in-Chief: Krzysztof Galos, DSc(Eng), Associate Professor, MEERI PAS
Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Lidia Gawlik, DSc(Eng)
ISSN 2080-0819

The irregularly published Bulletin of The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences publishes original manuscripts from around the world in Polish and English. The papers are available in an open repository. The Bulletin is the continuation of The MEERI PAS Symposia and Conferences Journal (no longer published). It is worth noting that the journal also publishes conference material on topics that fall within the statutory activity of the Institute (subject to the guidelines for reviewing manuscripts). The Editorial Board selects articles according to the “double-blind review” principle.

Subject

The Bulletin of The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences covers the following topics:

  • Earth sciences
  • Technical sciences
  • Economic sciences

Indexing bases

The Bulletin of The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences is indexed in:

  • BazTech (database containing citations from the Polish technical journals)
  • Index Copernicus (database of scientific journals)

Editorial Board and Advisory Board

Editorial Board

  • Editor-in-Chief: Krzysztof Galos
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Lidia Gawlik (section: Mineral resources management),
  • Editorial Secretary: Zbigniew Grudziński (section: Fuels and energy),
  • Deputy Editorial Secretary: Zenon Pilecki (section: Mining and geoengineering),
  • Statistical Editor: Jacek Mucha

Publishing Committee

Publishing Editors:

  • Emilia Rydzewska: Language Editor (Polish),
  • Michelle Atallah: Language Editor (English).

Technical Editor: Barbara Sudoł

Instructions for authors

  • The Editorial Board accepts original, unpublished articles within the scope of the journal,
  • The Editorial Board accepts the submission of manuscripts once it has received the full text of the article, prepared in accordance with the guidelines for authors.
  • The Editorial Board accepts the submission of manuscripts once it has received:
    • the full text of the article, prepared in accordance with the guidelines for authors,
    • the copyright transfer agreement signed by the author(s).

 Guidelines for authors

 Author’s agreement

The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject a manuscript if:

  • The manuscript is not within the scope of the journal
  • The manuscript failed to receive two positive reviews
  • The manuscript is incomplete or the figures are insufficiently legible.
  • The manuscript does not comply with the editorial guidelines

Notes for reviewers

To be published, an article must receive a positive review. The reviewers are chosen by the Editorial Board and they receive the full manuscript and the review form.

Guidelines for reviewing manuscripts

  • Each paper will undergo a thorough evaluation by at least two reviewers,
  • In the case of texts written in English, at least one of the reviewers should be affiliated with a foreign institution,
  • The Editorial Board uses the so-called double-blind review, which means that the identity of both the reviewer and author is concealed,
  • The review must be in written form and should end with a well-founded conclusion of the manuscript. The review must also include a recommendation regarding the acceptance/revision/rejection of a given manuscript,
  • The reviewer should pay special attention to the originality of the manuscript. If plagiarism is found, this should be described in the review and will constitute the basis for rejection of the manuscript,
  • The names of reviewers are not disclosed. A list of reviewers is published annually on the journal’s website.

 

The Editorial Board kindly asks reviewers to promptly prepare the review and to submit it to the Editor-in-Chief or to the Secretary or of the Publishing House.

 Review form

Principles followed by the editorial board

The editors respects the principles of publication ethics in accordance with the recommendations of the COPE  – Committee on Publication Ethics (https://publicationethics.org/).

In particular:

  1. Reliability in science is one of the cornerstones of quality. The Authors of a publication should be transparent and honest, and fairly present the results of their work; regardless of whether they are the direct authors or they used the help of a specialized entity (natural or legal person).
  2. The evidence of a scientist’s ethical attitude and of high editorial standards is the disclosure of information on entities which have contributed to the publication (the contribution of knowledge, factual or financial input, etc.). It is a manifestation not only of good manners, but also of social responsibility.
  3. To prevent cases of ghostwriting (a substantial contribution to the creation of a publication without disclosing the participation of one of the authors, and without mentioning this role in the acknowledgments of the publication) and cases of guest authorship (the author’s role is scarce or nonexistent, yet he is mentioned as the author or co-author of a publication), the editors apply appropriate procedures, namely:
    • The Editors require from Authors the following:
      • the list of Authors should correspond to the actual contributions in the creation of a publication,
      • persons who contributed to the final form of the publication, if not listed as authors, should be honored by acknowledgments,
      • the bibliography should include all publications and articles which inspired the creation of a publication,
      • the Authors should disclose the source of a publication’s financing.
    • Ghostwriting and guest authorship are signs of scientific misconduct; therefore, any detected cases will be exposed (notification of institutions employing the authors, scientific associations, etc.).
    • Editors will document all forms of scientific misconduct, particularly violations and infringement of the rules applied in science.
  4. Basic principles of a publication’s peer review:
    • For the evaluation of each publication, at least two independent reviewers are appointed,
    • Editors implement a model in which the Author / Authors and Reviewers do not know their identities (the so-called double-blind review process),
    • The article received for review must be treated as confidential and the information and ideas obtained from the review should not be used for any other purposes,
    • A person who has received a proposal to review a manuscript should refuse the review if she/he:
      • does not feel a specialist in its subject,
      • finds a conflict of interest in relation to the subject of the article or institutions and persons related to this article,
      • does not declare the performance of the review within the prescribed period.
    • The Reviewer should pay particular attention to the originality of the reviewed text, and signs of plagiarism should be described in the review, providing the basis for recommending rejection of the publication,

The names of the reviewers of particular articles are not disclosed. Once a year (latest issue), a list of all reviewers is published.

Statement of the Editor

The journal is published in print, which should be regarded as the original version. All versions appearing on-line are reproductions.

 

Zeszyty Naukowe Instytutu Gospodarki Surowcami Mineralnymi Polskiej Akademii Nauk – The Bulletin of The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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